The Advent Calender Quilt I made many years ago- a tradition in our home !
Our Advent Calender was hung on the first, and I sat down to plan something I am calling the December Madness, which begins on Saturday. Why Saturday ? It's Bob's Birthday and I did not have all my ducks in a row to begin any sooner. Watch for daily details !
In the mean time, people still need to be fed and nourished. I am absolutely loving the practice of soaking grains before cooking ! I think I have been looking for different dishes to play with this technique, as well as others of a more nourishing quality. The other night I served this stir fry which features healthy veggies, soaked grains , better for you kind of fat and plenty of protein.
Beef and pepper stir fry on baby spinach and Soaked Rice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 pound steak sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 onion, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced in strips
1 small red bell pepper sliced in strips
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon corn starch
4 ounces raw baby spinach, about 8 cups loosely packed
Soaked brown rice, cooked
In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil. Stir-fry the beef, garlic and ginger over high heat just until the steak is partially browned and some pink remains, maybe 30 seconds to a minute. Add the onions and peppers; stir-fry until tender-crisp about 1 minute or so. Stir in the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Dissolve the cornstarch in a small amount of water and pour over the meat and vegetables then stir in well. Cook very briefly just until the sauce thickens and coats everything. Serve over the raw spinach and brown rice. and peppers.